It was the announcement heard ’round campus — BYU announced on Wednesday it will hold its first ever Spring Holiday in 2017.
“The new spring holiday was proposed by the Faculty Advisory Committee because they recognized that a day off in the long stretch between President’s Day and the end of winter semester would benefit the students,” said Academic Vice President Brent Webb. “I welcomed this proposal.”
BYU students have never known so much spare time in a winter semester. While the first BYU Spring Holiday isn’t until March 17, 2017 (maybe it’s the luck of the Irish), here are just a few ideas on how BYU students could use this excessive amount of free time:
- Binge watch an entire series on Netflix.
- Get half of your semester reading done for American Heritage.
- Sing through every song in the Hymn book.
- Build a marshmallow and toothpick replica of campus — because you don’t know how to leave campus behind.
- UEA Part II: Utah escapes to Anaheim.
- Go on a service mission to Antarctica.
- Visit all the temples in Utah.
- Complete a 5,000 piece puzzle … five times.
- Max out at the gym, if you’re a Provo All-Star.
- Build up your caffeine storage. Costco carts, anyone?
- Find Kolob.
- Set record for shortest Spring Break ever.
- Climb every mountain … surrounding the Y.
- Listen to every single Justin Beiber song so you’re ready for his Utah concert.
- Watch all eight Harry Potter Movies. We raise our wands to you, Alan Rickman.
- Sell enough security systems so you won’t have to work this summer.
- Find Sasquatch, Carmen San Diego and Waldo.
- Find out “who let the dogs out” and “who took the cookies from the cookie jar” and maybe even “what does the fox say.”
- Go on 10 dates. And then propose, of course.
- Organize flash mobs for the rest of the semester.
- Listen to “Hello” by Adele on repeat 288 times.
- Write and film your own version of “Hello” on BYU campus. “I’m not in California dreamin’ with my friends down by the beach…”
- Cry because you’re not Adele. Nor Nicki Minaj.
- Make freezer meals for the rest of the semester. Frozen pizza counts.
- Fix Learning Suite.
- Throw a stone-cold sober party with your newly acquired caffeine reserves.
- Build an HFAC map that actually makes sense.
- Go swimming in Utah Lake — or ice skating, because, y’know, March.
- Come up with a safety plan. Maybe that would convince Utah to play basketball against them again.
But, let’s be honest — you’ll probably only complete 1 and 12.